By Comrade Christy
On July 23th, Missouri reported a record high of 1,637 new coronavirus cases. As of August 15th, the state has been averaging a daily report of over 1,000 new cases every day! Overall, Missouri has a total of 66,397 confirmed cases and a total of 1,346 deaths.
Even with the rising cases in Missouri, schools are still reopening in the fall semester.
Colonizer governor, Mike Parson, was quoted as saying “These kids have got to get back to school,” during a talk radio interview. “They’re at the lowest risk possible. And if they do get COVID-19, which they will – and they will when they go to school – they’re not going to the hospitals,” Parson admitted. “They’re not going to have to sit in doctor’s offices. They’re going to go home and they’re going to get over it.”
Parson is being dishonest. In reality, thousands, if not millions, of African and Indigenous children are suffering from severe cases of COVID-19. These children have a high chance of transmitting the virus to close relatives, and this puts the teachers and faculty at risk as well!
It’s not enough to check temperatures and look to see if people are already experiencing symptoms! People can be infected and contagious with no fever or symptoms. Dr. Alex Garza, the head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, said the “school year is in jeopardy” unless the new coronavirus gets under control.
Reopening of Popular Attractions
Despite all of these new cases, popular attractions have opened their doors to the public. Six Flags St. Louis, a popular attraction located in Eureka, Missouri (one of the zip codes with a high report of COVID-19 cases), has decided to reopen.
On their website they have posted an advisory stating, “Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit […] By coming to the park, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance.”
Similarly, visitors at the St. Louis Aquarium have to fill out a Health Declaration form 24 hours before their visit and agree that the aquarium is not responsible for any injury (including personal injury, disability or death), illness, damage, loss claim, liability, or expense arising out of or related to COVID-19 experienced or contracted in connection with a St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station visit.
The St. Louis Zoo has also reopened as well. These are just a few of the attractions willing to put lives at risk for a quick dollar.
No ‘Rona, No Rent, No Whites
Despite three solid weeks of plateauing infection rates, elected officials and businesses are lining up to put poor and working class Colonized people’s lives on the line! The government is purposely downplaying the severity of COVID-19 despite the rising of cases throughout America. They are forcing children to attend school where the students will be exposed to the virus and then end up transmitting the virus to their families
Wherever the white ruling class and the colonial state stick their fingers, death follows. It’s clear that the only long term solution, for COVID-19, for education, for the self-determination of Colonized people, is liberating land for ourselves.
Black Hammer has recently released the official Constitution of Hammer City, which fully rejects the legitimacy of the united snakes and it’s forced segregation of COVID-19 into our communities.
We need to #BuildHammerCity because people of color in Missouri, as in the rest of the world, should have dictatorship over their health, over their education, over their lives. And the foundation of that dictatorship stands on the dictatorship over their land!
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